Hi there! I’m Shelley and I’m glad you stopped by.
For years I described my life as “juggling chainsaws”. I had so many different roles to play and responsibilities to manage that I felt I couldn’t drop one without serious risk to myself, my family, and those around me. It was exhausting – both mentally and physically.
I was a school teacher and administrator before I started this blogging journey. I went back to work when each of my babies was six weeks old. I hoarded sick days, met myself coming and going, and had WAY too much to do. So I understand the struggles and trials that working mothers are going through. I’ve been there and I survived. Along the way I managed to learn some tips and tricks to make it a little easier to juggle everything that I’d taken on. I’d like to share some of those things with you if you feel like you’re also juggling chainsaws.
But I also figured out this one thing – we only get one life. I wanted to develop whatever potential I had, think about the big issues that plague us all, learn the important lessons in life, and make a difference. And conversations with colleagues through the years taught me this: whatever you’re going through, someone else has been there and can help you through it.
So when the time came to leave education and move on to another chapter, this blog seemed to be the next logical step. I believe that women are the glue that keeps our society together and makes it better. I truly believe that women have much to share with each other and my hope is that this blog will become a place where women of all ages and stages can share their experience and wisdom. Despite the fact that there is no guide book on how to get through life, I do know this – in my life, everything I know is because some other woman has been kind and generous enough to teach me.
So that’s how A Woman in Her PRIME was born. From this woman’s heart comes an honest desire to host a place where women can find answers, share their struggles and triumphs, and pass on some of that wisdom that lies within every one of us. I’m not the expert – I don’t pretend to be – but I believe that womankind does have the answers. A former colleague used to use the phrase “the answer’s in the room.” I believe that’s true – and the answer lies with each of us. So what answers are you looking for and what can you share to help another woman on her journey? You’ve got to believe in your own wisdom……because it’s there.
On a more personal note, I’m married and have three young adult children (Bubba, Music Man, and Butterfly). I’ve recently returned to my hometown after many years of living away. And I’m excited about the next chapter in my life. I’m a bit of a political junkie and I have issues I care passionately about. I’m a huge fan of disaster movies, trashy novels (my term for anything that’s not work related), jewelry, bath products, home decorating, and comfortable shoes. I believe that there’s more than one way to skin a cat, that people can tell you no but they can’t kill you, and that a little vanilla in your drink makes everything better.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d love for you to subscribe to the weekly newsletter.
Your next step, if you haven’t read it already, is to check out the About PRIME page. This will explain exactly what PRIME stands for and how it is representative of all facets of our lives.
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